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Jürgen Michael Schick - IVD

Immobilienverband Deutschland IVD

Germany has been fighting a two-tier housing system in recent years, with rapidly rising prices in the ‘Big 7’, against a backdrop of falling prices in rural communities as more and more people flock to big cities. more

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Munich

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In popular German cities, rents are eating up the salaries of workers who live there. But for workers looking for the best salary-rent ratios, there are some surprising opportunities out there. more

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Zeil Frankfurt

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Property adviser JLL's annual survey of Germany's most frequented shopping streets has confirmed that Frankfurt's Zeil has defended its position as the liveliest shopping street in the country. In second and third place come Munich... more

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Berlin

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Germany’s residential market is becoming increasingly differentiated as interest in the sector heats up, Dr. Konstantin Kortmann, head of residential investment at JLL Germany, told REFIRE. more

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Real Estate Digital

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Berlin-based proptech company Architrave has taken a major stride forward by signing up eight leading German commercial real estate and asset management companies to develop a common open digital strategy. more

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Hotel Sector

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Germany’s investment-grade hotel market is expected to hit a new high of €56bn by the end of this year, according to Dierk Freitag, a partner at consultancy Bulwiengesa, in a sign of just how rampant growth in the sector has become. more

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Henri Vuong - INREV

INREV

INREV’s German Vehicles Annual Index 2018 recorded a ten-year high for non-listed real estate performance in Germany, with total returns of 4.29% over 2017, up from 2.68% the previous year. more

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Apartments

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Germany has overtaken the US to become a Mecca for open-ended retail real estate funds, accounting for €2.3b, or 25%, of investment last year, according to research published this month by Berlin-based consultancy, Scope Analysis. more

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Commerzbank Zentrale

Commerzbank AG

Germany's open-ended real estate funds have been riding a wave of liquidity to clean up and diversify their holdings, largely to very good effect, according to the latest annual ratings issued by Berlin-based rating agency Scope. more

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Money, Sale, Deal

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Money laundering is an age-old crime but governments and other organizations are starting to crank up the heat, in a move to crack down on ill-gotten gains funnelled into commercial real estate. more

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